Roadfood Gourmet

From 1997 to 2009, when Gourmet Magazine ceased publication, Jane and Michael Stern traveled America writing a monthly column for the esteemed culinary journal that introduced readers to unique regional specialties, little-known (and occasionally legendary) eateries, and the crazy-quilt of characters who populate the food world. Their reports earned them three James Beard Journalism Awards. Here is a complete collection of those columns.

 

Top 5 BBQ Restaurants | Western Kentucky

Get yourself to Western Kentucky for great BBQ I see the food shows on TV where they go all over the place looking for barbecue,” says pitmaster Lowell Jewell,...

Datil Be Fine

Minorcan clam chowder looks like Manhattan clam chowder, and a first taste reinforces the resemblance. But soon a glow starts at the back of the throat, and after a...

Claw and Order

Faidley’s is the big fish in a big pond. It’s the anchor store of the Lexington Market, Baltimore’s grazing paradise, where you can indulge in the likes of Angie’s...

A Really Big Shoe

Horseshoe sandwiches are ubiquitous in Springfield, Illinois, but no one eats them anywhere else. Like many folk foods, they’re hard to define, but all share a toasted bread base,...

Pie Shakes and Whitefish Fillets

On the western edge of Lake Superior, superlative natural ingredients reign supreme. Prolific orchards contribute ripe fruit for mouthwatering pies, and the pristine waters of the lake yield firm-fleshed...

20 Burgers to Eat Before it’s Too Late

One essential characteristic of any worthy hamburger is democracy of spirit—it should be accessible to all and not cost an arm and a leg. That’s why our list of...

Czech Please

In central Texas, kolaches outshine doughnuts. Just north of Waco, the small town of West (known for clarity’s sake as “West Comma Texas”) is the state’s kolache capital, where...

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